Exlibrises (bookplates)



The Golem

by Gennady Pugachevsky

111×80 mm, X6/8, 1996, op. # 74
owner (customer): Emil Kunze

The Golem

In Jewish folklore, a golem (sometimes, as in Yiddish, pronounced goilem) is an animated being created entirely from inanimate matter. In modern Hebrew the word golem literally means «cocoon», but can also mean «fool», «silly», or even «stupid». The name appears to derive from the word gelem, which means «raw material».